Holy Cross Lutheran School

Christian education for age 2 preschool through 8th grade.
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Nurtured in Love

Holy Cross Lutheran School offers excellent Christian education from preschool through 8th grade. While enrollment is over 500 students, class sizes are small and caring. We are a place where children and families connect with each other, connect with God, and together connect with the community to grow in knowledge and to share God’s love and forgiveness with everyone.

The Holy Cross main building remains closed except to students and staff. To learn more about Holy Cross School or register your child, contact us at (317) 826-1234 or school@hclc.info.

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Our Mission & Vision

Christian Faith and Challenging Academics

The mission of Holy Cross Lutheran School is to provide a Christ-centered, nurturing ministry for children and their families, with an emphasis on academic excellence.

Preschool

Ages 2-5

Kindergarten

Elementary

Grades 1-5

Middle School

Grades 6-8

Experience Holy Cross In Person

Come see Holy Cross! We offer children ages 2 through 8th grade a quality Christian education focused on academic excellence.

We have classes for age 2, preschool, elementary, and middle school.

  • 2-year-old preschool / 1 or 2 half-day options
  • 3-year-old preschool / 2, 3 or 5 days a week / half-day with before and after-care options
  • 4-year-old preschool / 3 or 5 days a week / half or full-day options
  • 5-year-old preschool / 5 days a week / half or full-day options
  • Kindergarten / half or full-day options
  • Elementary / 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade
  • Middle School / 6th, 7th, and 8th grade
  • Before and After School Programs also available

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Holy Cross Remodels Preschool

Exciting news from Holy Cross! Our preschool is growing, and we are remodeling!Thanks to a private donation, we are currently amidst a renovation to accommodate our increasing enrollment. An additional classroom has been added to the existing Multipurpose Room and...

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Holy Cross is excited to host VBS in person this summer! Climb aboard for mountains of fun at Rocky Railway! NEW this year: Evening VBS!  Mark your calendars for June 7-10, 6-8 p.m. Children ages 3 through 5th grade are invited to participate on this faith-filled...

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Holy Cross Lutheran School
8115 Oaklandon Road
Indianapolis, Indiana 46236
317.826.1234

High Ability Program at Holy Cross Lutheran School

Holy Cross is committed to meet the needs of high ability students whose performance is consistent with nationally-recognized criteria for giftedness. We provide them with advanced experiences beyond grade-level curriculum through acceleration and/or enrichment of the curriculum.

High Ability students perform at or show the potential for performing at an outstanding level of accomplishment in at least one domain (areas of aptitude and talent) compared to other students of the same age, experience, or environment and is characterized by exceptional gifts, talents, motivation, or interest.

Cluster Model

Cluster grouping is when gifted and talented and/or high-achieving students are identified as being within the top five percent and placed in a standard, mixed-ability (heterogeneous) classroom within their grade. Groupings of three to six or five to eight are typical cluster groups. If there are more than eight to ten students meeting the necessary criteria, another cluster group is typically formed and placed in a different class.

Advantages of Clustering

Grouping all gifted children in a regular classroom provides:

  • Social, emotional, and academic advantages to students.
  • Inclusive spaces.
  • Gifted students often feel more comfortable among students with similar abilities.
  • Cluster groupings help facilitate this comfort level by increasing the number of high achieving students within one class.

Cluster Model

Cluster grouping is when gifted and talented and/or high-achieving students are identified as being within the top five percent and placed in a standard, mixed-ability (heterogeneous) classroom within their grade. Groupings of three to six or five to eight are typical cluster groups. If there are more than eight to ten students meeting the necessary criteria, another cluster group is typically formed and placed in a different class.

Advantages of Clustering

Grouping all gifted children in a regular classroom provides:

  • Social, emotional, and academic advantages to students.
  • Inclusive spaces.
  • Gifted students often feel more comfortable among students with similar abilities.
  • Cluster groupings help facilitate this comfort level by increasing the number of high achieving students within one class.

 

To apply for tuition assistance from Holy Cross, please complete the FACTs application.